Spicy – Tangy Urad Dal Thick Soup / Spicy – Tangy Black Gram Thick Soup

Spicy – Tangy Urad Dal Thick Soup / Spicy – Tangy Black Gram Thick Soup

Sending this Kalyani’s Magic Mingle # 14 – Lemon & Urad Dal

Gauri Shirke


  1. 3/4 cup urad dal Whole (black gram)
  2. 1 onion large finely chopped
  3. 1 tsp lemon juice Fresh
  4. 1 tomato medium finely chopped
  5. 3 - 4 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  6. 1 tsp Cumin
  7. 1 tsp chili powder Red
  8. 2 tsps Olive oil Refined oil or
  9. Salt as per taste
  10. coriander Fresh to garnish


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    Soak the whole urad dal overnight (approx. 8 hours), after 8 hours wash it under running water and drain it.

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    Now add 1 ½ cups of water to the soaked and washed lentils and pressure cook it for 20 minutes or till the dal is cooked.

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    Take a non-stick or a heavy bottom pan, add to it 2 tsp of oil, once the oil is hot add garlic cloves; sauté them till they are golden brown.

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    Then add cumin, red chili powder and chopped onions, sauté till the onions turn golden brown, lastly add the chopped tomatoes, sauté for another 2-3 minutes.

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    Next add the cooked lentils to the pan along with the lemon juice, bring to boil and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.

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    Adjust with salt and garnish with fresh coriander. Add a dollop of white butter for that extra zing!

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